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Re: Use of GPL'd code with proprietary programs


From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: Use of GPL'd code with proprietary programs
Date: Fri, 09 Jul 2004 12:32:59 +0200

Martin Dickopp wrote:

[... "exhibits" ...]

In my view, The FSF's conduct clearly constitutes misuse of copyright
(quoting Stacy: "It seems more likely that they knew exactly what they 
were doing, and that from the outset they were hoping to establish new 
case law by changing the legal meaning of "derivative work", thereby 
simultaneously expanding the scope of their rights.").
               ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Their idiotic claims are barred by the doctrine of copyright misuse
and the doctrine of first sale (if you agree with the Libraries 
Association view of first sale in the digital age... teleportation***
aside for a moment). 

regards,
alexander.

***) http://www.research.ibm.com/quantuminfo/teleportation


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